3 killed, over 1,000 houses destroyed by natural disasters in 4 days in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady region

Source: Xinhua| 2021-05-13 13:03:56|Editor: huaxia
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YANGON, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Three people have been killed with over 1,000 houses destroyed by the natural disasters in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady region in four days, state-run media reported on Thursday.

From May 6 to 9, all districts of the Ayeyarwady region were hit by lightning strikes and storms. Among them, Maubin district was mostly damaged, followed by Hinthada district.

"Three people were killed by lightning strikes, including one in Pyapon district and two in Pathein district. Two people were also injured by strong winds, including one each in Myaungmya district and Labutta district," said an official from the Department of Disaster Management in the Ayeyarwady region.

The regional authorities are giving awareness of what the public should do or should not do during the strikes of the strong winds and lightning.

The Department of Disaster Management provided humanitarian aids worth over 48 million kyats (over 29,090 U.S. dollars) and the department is still providing relief aids to other affected areas. Enditem